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Some Security Officials Using Banditry As Business Venture — Katsina Governor

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Governor Dikko Swears In New Head Of Service, Retains Former Reform Adviser

The Katsina State governor, Dikko Radda, has accused some security personnel and government officials of aiding banditry which he says has now turned into a “business venture”. “Now it has turned out to be a business venture. A business venture for the criminals, some people who are in government; and some people who are in security outfits, and some people...

Ex-AIG Says State Police Non-negotiable

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A retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Ambrose Aisabor, has said adopting state police is non-negotiable. According to him, the clamour for state police raged over the failure of the federal police. The discussion on state police has been revived recently with President Bola Tinubu and state governors supporting it. Aisabor in a chat with our correspondent yesterday, said the new dynamics in...

In Second African State Exit, US Troops To Leave Chad

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The United States will withdraw some troops from Chad, the Pentagon has said, days after Washington agreed to move forces out of neighboring Niger. The US has approximately 100 troops stationed in Chad as part of its strategy to combat extremism in West Africa. “USAFRICOM is currently planning to reposition some US military forces from Chad, a portion of which were...

Military Commander Killed In Katsina Ambush

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Tension In Rivers As Gunmen Kill 4 Soldiers

Military commander of an army camp located at Sabon Garin Dan’Ali, in Danmusa local government area of Katsina state has reportedly been killed in an ambush. Sources said the incident happened Thursday evening and the corpse of the deceased, a major in the army, was deposited at a hospital in Katsina. Daily Trust gathered from reliable sources that the commander, (name...

Security Expert, Ray Nkemdirim Wants Inclusion Of AI In Fight Against Insecurity

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Security Expert, Ray Nkemdirim Wants Inclusion Of AI In Fight Against Insecurity

A renowned security expert and former Director of Operations of the Department of State Services (DSS), Chief Ray Nkemdirim, has called for a revolution in the usage of artificial intelligence (AI) in Africa to curb the continent’s rising security challenges. He made the call at the National Institute for Security Studies Abuja on Tuesday, while addressing participants of Executive Intelligence...

UN Challenges Nigeria, African Leaders To Renew Social Contract With Citizens In Order To End Terrorism

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The Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Ms Amina Mohammed, suggested that one of the ways to remove the enablers of terrorism on the continent is for Africa to work to rebuild its social contract with its citizens, and deliver good governance. “Rebuilding the social contract is necessary for recovery. We must pay attention to women and girls who...

IGP Says Nigeria Not Mature For State Police, Wants NSCDC, FRSC Merged As A Dept In NPF

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Inspector-General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has said Nigeria is not “mature” for state police. Egbetokun said this at a national dialogue on state police organised by the house of representatives in Abuja, on Monday. The theme of the dialogue is ‘Pathways to Peace: Reimagining Policing in Nigeria”. The IGP, who was represented by Ben Okolo, an Assistant Inspector-General of Police, said the...

Military Confirms Killing Of Six Soldiers In Fresh Ambush In Niger, Spits Fire

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Tension In Rivers As Gunmen Kill 4 Soldiers

The military high command, on Sunday said marauding terrorists, who recently killed some of its personnel in Niger State will pay dearly for the dastardly act, saying they would be hunted down by fire by force. The Director, Defence Media Operations, Edward Buba, who stated this on Sunday and vowed that there would be “injurious consequences” for the act. Bandits had...

Eight Nigerians Arrested In South Africa Over Alleged Attack On Policemen

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The South African Police Service (SAPS) have arrested eight Nigerians for allegedly attacking the operatives and damaging their vehicles during a drug raid. The Northern Cape Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Koliswa Otola, confirmed the incident that happened in the Northern Cape on Friday. According to a South African Police Service (SAPS) statement, at the time of the arrest, police were tracing...

Yoruba Nation: Tinubu Talks Tough, Says Those Threatening Nigeria’s Sovereignty Will Pay Heavy Price

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Don’t Devalue Naira After Implementing New National Minimum Wage – Workers Tell Tinubu

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has declared that those who threaten the sovereignty of Nigeria would pay a heavy price. The president made the declaration while speaking on security when he received leaders of Afenifere, the respected Yoruba Socio-Cultural Organisation, at the State House in Abuja, on Wednesday. “I am irrevocably committed to the unity of Nigeria and constitutional democracy. Constitutional democracy...

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